Episode 5: Dr. Lydgate’s financial position continues to deteriorate and he is forced to take a loan using the furnishings in his house as collateral. When he shares this information with his wife and suggests that they find ways to economize, she reacts petulantly blaming him for their situation.
Regular Cast: Juliet Aubrey (Dorothea Brooke), Douglas Hodge (Doctor Tertius Lydgate), Colum Convey (Mr Hawley), Trevyn McDowell (Rosamond Vincy), Simon Chandler (Reverend Camden Farebrother), Jonathan Firth (Fred Vincy), Julian Wadham (Sir James Chettam), Rufus Sewell (Will Ladislaw), Peter Jeffrey (Nicholas Bulstrode), Caroline Harker (Celia Brooke), Rosemary Martin (Mrs Bulstrode), Patti Love (Mrs Plymdale)
Guest Cast: Clive Russell (Caleb Garth), Gabrielle Lloyd (Mrs Garth), Rachel Power (Mary Garth), Stephen Moore (Mayor Vincy), Jacqueline Tong (Mrs Vincy), David Sibley, Fred Pearson, John Savident, Roy Holder, Fanny Carby, Elizabeth Spriggs, Mary Hanefey, Phillip Lester, Darryl Forbes-Dawson
Writer: Andrew Davies / Director: Anthony Page
Airdate: 8 May 1994 on BBC Two
Series: Middlemarch Season 1 Episode 5
Show Info: Period drama serial based on the novel by George Eliot. England 1829, with a new age dawning, in Middlemarch young idealistic doctor Tersius Lydgate and Dorothea Brooke look forward to the great new world, but when Dorothy marries the much older Rev Edward Casaubon she finds herself constricted by her new situation.